Here at Chrome City we pride ourselves in having ultra-creative and inspiring homies throughout the Chicago area. Each week, the Chrome Chronicle will share a little bit about these incredible people and why we are excited to feature them as our #ChromeHomie.
Let us introduce our Homie, Mo.
Mobolaji Akintunde, Director of Marketing & Brand Development for PeopleVine
Q: Explain your job position.
A: As the Director of Marketing & Brand Development for PeopleVine I lead the marketing efforts of the company and drive the process from start to finish. I am accountable for building awareness of the PeopleVine brand and identifying, engaging and optimizing all the channels that generate and convert leads into sales.
Q: What is your creative process?
A: I generally come up with my most creative and strategic ideas in the shower and when I am in front of a whiteboard. I love whiteboard sessions.
Q: What inspires and motivates you?
A: I am most inspired and motivated when I hear or watch “come up” stories. The other day I was listening to how Airbnb and Vice got started on the NPR podcast "How I Built This," and I must of stayed up working until like 4:00am in the morning. Come up stories get me going.
Q: How did you end up in Chicago?
A: By way of my parents. My parents moved from Nigeria to Chicago to jumpstart their careers in medicine. Sometimes I wonder who I would have been if they had in New York or Los Angeles. I guess the world will never know.
Q: What is your favorite part about living in Chicago?
A: I like the grit and realness of Chicago. Real talk, I believe if you can make it in Chicago, you can make it anywhere.
Q: What has most influenced your career?
A: My parents. As I mentioned earlier, they were immigrants from Nigeria. They were and still are hard workers. My parents showed me how to work hard and level up.
Q: What is your experience with Alex and Chrome City?
A: I first met Alex by way of the homie, Chris Lindsey. He invited her to a bon voyage dinner I hosted at my home for the homie, Ben Mason. Let’s just say Alex had nothing but amazing things to say about my home and everything in it. Alex, if you are reading this, Sofia and I look forward to dinner at your spot soon :)
Thanks for being a Chrome Homie Mo!